Portland & BENT Mentioned in top 10 List of Creative Cities

Mic.com has just release their list of 10 Best cities to launch a career in the arts. Portland Oregon ranks 6th and Bent Image Lab is mentioned! Ten Best Cities for Jobs in the Arts

BENT’s Rob Shaw Wins Major Award in Stuttgart.

A YP Dine commercial directed by BENT’s own Rob Shaw has just taken away a SILVER AWARD from the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film. Kudos to Rob and his talented CG team for making magic happen. (YP Dine ad here.)

Chel White’s “Photocopy Cha Cha” Showing at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam

Twenty-five years ago, BENT partner/director Chel White made what would become a seminal work in his career. Historically, it turned out to be the first noteworthy animated film to make use of directly photocopying people’s faces, hands and other body parts. “Choreography for Copy Machine (Photocopy Cha Cha)” is currently screening at the Van Gogh […]

BENT Animator Jerold Howard featured on Oregon Art Beat’s “Animation Magic” on OPB TV

Viewers of OPB’s Oregon Art Beat are in for a special treat this week. The premiere TV showcase for Oregon-based artists will broadcast “Animation Magic” on Thursday April  20, at 8PM (channel 10). Along with longtime BENT animator Jerold Howard are interviews with Oscar winning director Joan Gratz, experimental filmmaker Rose Bond, Claymation legend Will […]

3 BENT ads will screen in the 2017 Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film

Commercials by BENT directors Rob Shaw and Joshua Cox have been selected to screen as part of the prestigious Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film in Germany, taking place May 2 – 7, 2017. The ads are for Honda, YP Dine and El Jimador. Stay tuned for screening details.

BENT’s American Indian College Fund ad is now playing on the 5000 square foot screen in #timessquare!

Thousands of beads come to life on Times Square’s GIANT electric billboard as our American Indian College Fund gets some grand exposure. #timessquare! Send us pics or vids to Bent Image Lab! #tuesday #rt #newyork AICF on Times Square American Indian College Fund is finally airing in #timessquare! Check it out! Send us pics or […]

BENT stop motion film featured on SHORT OF THE WEEK

BENT partner/director Chel White’s short “Magda” is featured on the website shortoftheweek.com  Short of The Week calls the film “A real gem of untarnished beauty, (Magda) is simply stunning with a poignant narrative and time-defying aesthetics.” (SXSW and Rotterdam Film Festival)  shortoftheweek.com

Hollywood Theatre opens unique microcinema at Portland International Airport

The first of its kind in the US, Portland’s beloved Hollywood Theatre now has a microcinema where travelers with time between flights can watch Oregon-made independent films for free. The hour-long program includes BENT partner/director Chel White’s short film “Magda,” a tragic love story in stop motion. The films will change every 3 months.  hollywoodtheatre.org

BENT’s David Daniels demonstrates and discusses his unique Stratacut technique at NYC’s Anthology Film Archives

BENT partner/director David Daniels recently gave a one man show at the historic Anthology Film Archives in New York City. Guests not only got to see his legacy of work but Daniels also gave an in-person demonstration. animationscoop.com